3,500 City and Telephone Directories Now Online from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has just added over 3,500 telephone directories from the twentieth century that are now available online for free.

From the About Section of their website:

The Library of Congress’s collection of telephone directories represents the following states and localities: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the city of Chicago. The dates of the directories span most of the 20th century. The Library’s United States telephone directory collection consists of 8,327 digitized reels of microfilm; of these, about 3,500 are presented in this collection. The remainder of the collection may be requested from the Microform Reader Services (LJ 139).

Here are the links to the online directories by state and the number of new directories available:

I will be adding each of the links to the individual directories to the Directories pages for each state this month.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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